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FBC E-Blast - August 1, 2016

FBC E-Blast

August 1, 2016

The Signs of Drifting - Hebrews 2

Regularly gathering in the house of the Lord with brothers and sisters in Christ provides an "anchor" of support and accountability. But skipping church in order to pursue other interests is an obvious sign that a believer has begun to drift away from God. Less apparent are the men and women who mentally skip the worship service. The act of attending means nothing unless we make a deliberate decision to receive God's Word and apply it to our life. As the writer of Hebrews warned, if we do not pay attention to what we have heard, we will drift away from it (2:1).

However, Sunday morning is not the only time for receiving a steady diet of nourishing principles and encouragement from the Bible. We should be in its pages every day, reading and meditating for ourselves. When our interest in what God has to say decreases, we're already slipping out into troublesome waters. The only way to keep our way pure is by following His Word (Psalms 119:9).

If Bible reading is neglected, a prayer life has usually faded as well. Prayer is the way believers communicate with the Navigator. If we stop talking with Him, the God who once seemed so close soon feels far away. That chasm in our spirit is one more sign that we're far from shore and safety.

I've watched many a captain guide his cruise ship through a narrow channel. The crew members are intensely focused on their tasks because drifting means disaster. Life is full of narrow channels to navigate. We cannot afford to drift away from God and His Word. Only He can bring us safely through.

Current Sermon Series
      As the world grows more connected, our neighbors are closer than ever. You might not share a fence, but you can still share their burdens and joys.
      How to Neighbor is a four-week series with a strong push for local missions. Each week focuses on a different aspect of how to build relationships with our neighbors and how to do good in the context of those relationships. The topics covered are "Racism Reconciled," "Orphans Embraced," "Poor Empowered," and "Lonely Loved." We're praying this series will equip you to impact your community for Jesus.

Last Week:
      With the shape of our country, it is up to Christ-followers to be a part of the solution, not the problem. We learned what causes racism, as well as how to neighbor. A challenging message to be sure!
      Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our
sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.

Next Week:
      Next Sunday, we will continue our series of How To Neighbor by looking into Orphans Embraced.

Upcoming Events

August 1, 2016 - Ladies Small Group at 7 PM at Stephanie Robinson's house. Please bring some money for the snack will be at M.A.'s Ice Cream.

August 7, 2016 - NO Carry-in Fellowship Dinner

August 13, 2016 - Trustee's Meeting at 8:00 AM

August 14, 2016 - Deacon's Meeting at 8:00 AM

August 21, 2016 - Church Outside at the Caldwell's at 11 AM. Carry-in lunch following service as well as games.

August 25, 2016 - Men's Small Group at 7 PM at the church. Please read chapters 8-10.

August 27, 2016 - Back To School Bash - More details to come.

August 28, 2016 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship Service

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